9 days in Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone & Bozeman Itinerary

9 days in Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone & Bozeman Itinerary

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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, then trek along Taggart Lake, and then stroll through Oxbow Bend. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with Yellowstone Day Tours and then see what you can catch with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School.

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Cincinnati to Jackson Hole is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cincinnati in October: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 55°F and lows are around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Lone Star Geyser. Discover out-of-the-way places like Firehole Canyon Drive and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Grand Prismatic Spring & Fountain Paint Pot). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone road trip planning site.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in October, expect nights in West Yellowstone to be about the same, around 25°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 3 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll explore and learn at Yellowstone Gateway Museum and Montana Science Center. Get in touch with nature at Grotto Falls Trail and Middle Cottonwood Trailhead. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, stop by Montana Gift Corral, and take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in October: highs in Bozeman hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip